October 15th, 2014

LA County Unveils Huge Makeover Plan for Marina del Rey

Huge plans are in the works for Marina del Rey and if the L.A. County Board of Supervisors gives their nod of approval, our beautiful harbor area is going to get even better. According to the Argonaut news, the plan to “maximize amenities, improve traffic flow and control development in Marina del Rey” would essentially reinvent Marina del Rey as a major tourist destination with the addition of up to 200,000 square feet of retail development and approximately 940 new hotel rooms.

That’s big business for our little town and while some people are wary of change, it could be filled with positive possibilities. Like—for example—less traffic! Take a look at four of the proposed long-term changes and judge for yourself:

1) Build a waterfront promenade along Mother’s Beach and build a number of low-to-mid-rise hotels behind the beach area.

2) Relocate the public boat launch to South Fiji and create a “Boater’s Way” district.

3) Create a “Visitor’s Row” at the former site of the boat launch area with a retail/entertainment complex.

4) Reduce traffic congestion by creating “Mobility Hubs,” where all transportation services are linked under a “park once’ strategy.

If approved, the improvements will take years to complete—so don’t count on strolling down the Mother’s Beach promenade by summer. But a few summers down the line, it could definitely be a reality.


Tell us, what do you think of these proposals? Are you Nay or YAY on major MDR changes? Give us your two cents in the comments section below.